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Chillenoutkr
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Santa Clarita , CA
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May 2, 2013
Dec 2, 2017 at 8:29pm

With the new French update I decided to do level 1 again. I do have a question about lesson 9. On the old version when a new verb was introduced Sonia would go over the conjugation. In the new version on lesson 9 voudrais was introduced. Il/Elle voulait, nous voulons, vous vouliez, and ils/elles voulaient wasn’t mentioned at all. Did I skip over a lesson explaining the conjugation or will it be addressed in future lessons?

mshideler
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Lincoln City, OR
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Dec 8, 2016
Dec 2, 2017 at 9:58pm

"Il/Elle voulait, nous voulons, vous vouliez, and ils/elles voulaient "

Nous voulons is talked about much earlier, Level 1 session 4, and is also present tense, "we want".

Il / elle voulait, vous vouliez, ils / elles voulaient are all past tense, i.e. he / she wanted, you wanted, they wanted.

Up to this point, level 1 session 9, there has not been any introduction to past tense. It is all present tense. I am not sure which session starts to introduce future tense but it isn't by session 9 but in a future session

Chillenoutkr
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Dec 2, 2017 at 11:36pm

ok. thank you for the help....ooops. i didn't notice i typed nous voulons until you mentioned it oh well. ;-D thanks again for your help!

Emilie Poyet
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Dec 20, 2017 at 5:32pm

Hi Chillenoutkr,
The only "complete" conjugation we teach for now for To want is that of the present tense (Je veux, Tu veux, Il/Elle veut, Nous voulons, Vous voulez, Ils/Elles veulent).
Yet we decided to introduce "Je voudrais" (I would like) in the upgrade here because it is by far the most common way of asking for something at a restaurant, café or any shops... Since it is soo useful, we thought it was worth mentioning it from the first level, however, we don't want to get into the details of the complete conjugation in conditional tense. At this point we consider there are other "priorities" so we only get to this in higher levels. :)

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